David Duval posted a 68 on Friday that had the fans and his fellow pros wondering if this was 2006 or a late 1990s flashback. Duval has been saying that his game was coming around, and the timing is just right for him to make a breakthrough.
"・・・・ It's a matter of confidence in how I'm playing. My results haven't been nearly what I thought they should be this year to this point."
The five-year exemption he earned for winning the British Open, which covers the majors and the PGA Tour, runs out after this season. There are still ways Duval could stay eligible on the Tour. But the free passes to the majors -- all except the British -- are gone after this summer's PGA Championship.
Duval has a chance to change that over the weekend. It's been a long time since he could say that.